Pet Deaths

To The Top Of The Hill And Roll...

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Record Label
Silver Mind Records

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Pet Deaths is the London-based musical duo of Graeme Martin and Liam Karima, who blend enchanting, ethereal concepts with poetic meter and hypnotic melodies to form exquisite, melancholic, celestial folk.

Having both moved to London in 2017, the duo formed following a chance encounter in Ladbroke Grove. Feeling equally cellophane new in the capital's concrete fast lane, they agreed to meet regularly. Their subsequent writing and drinking sessions became a Zen-like philosophy by which to navigate their new homes, spending gloomy November evenings on their rain-soaked Ballardian balcony, experimenting with loops, drones and poetry.

Early demos made their way into the hands of Ian Davenport (Slowdive, Gaz Coombes) Producer at Radiohead’s Oxfordshire base, Courtyard Studios, beginning a relationship that sparked the process of recording their first album.

Creating the record was naturally a long process, a DIY labour of love and subconsciousness, recording hundreds of iPhone demos and reducing them into an album over the course of two years. The nine track album is an exploration of natural sound, experimenting with subtle beds of noise layered field recordings with dry acoustic sounds and vocals. Self-funded and produced over various long weekend sessions in the Oxfordshire get away, they were locked in at several points throughout the year, with no outside contact and an obsessive focus on what they were creating.

’'It is almost a concept album", states Karima, "It starts at the paranoid beginnings of a ropey relationship and journeys through to the very bitter ends, starting at the top of the hill and ending back at the bottom.

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